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Commercial Policy, Allocative Efficiency, and "X-Efficiency"


  • Joel Bergsman


I. Introduction, 409. — II. The cost of protection, 411. — III. Numerical estimates, 417. — IV. Policy implications, 423. — Appendix 1: derivation of equations, 425. — Appendix 2: estimates for Brazil, 1967, 430.

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  • Joel Bergsman, 1974. "Commercial Policy, Allocative Efficiency, and "X-Efficiency"," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 88(3), pages 409-433.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:qjecon:v:88:y:1974:i:3:p:409-433.

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